It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Andrew Friedman came in and took over. When the Dodgers sold their team, Friedman came in and cleaned house in the best way possible. His goals were simple: build a team that could win now and establish a farm system that could sustain that success.
He’s done just that. Three World Series trips and a title later, Friedman is still working on improving this team. The farm system is loaded with talent, and he just landed Freddie Freeman on a massive 6-year deal. He makes the Dodgers a lot better for the next couple of years.
But in speaking with The LA Times’ Bill Shaikin, Friedman doesn’t really know what his future looks like. But the Dodgers executive does know that he would not want to go somewhere else and start from the beginning again.
“Now that we’ve created that, it would be hard for me to go somewhere else, until forced out, because of that ecosystem and culture that has been created. I’ll be disappointed if it’s not better six months from now, or a year from now. There’s always things to strive for, to get better. But those relationships make the success we’re enjoying that much more enjoyable.”
Friedman has built a well-oiled machine in Los Angeles, highlighted by great relationships and solid communication. Shaikin did ask his where he sees himself in ten years from now, and it doesn’t sound like he ever wants to leave the Dodgers. At least not fully.
“It’s hard for me to imagine consciously and deliberately walking away from having some involvement with this team. What exactly that looks like, I don’t know, but it’s hard to imagine where it’s a conscious thought of mine that, ‘Hey, I’m out.’ ”
For him, it all comes down to life outside of baseball. Friedman went on to speak about being a husband and a father, and how it’s all about balance in life. But one thing is for sure: Dodgers fans want Andrew Friedman running their team for a very long time.
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